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Autumn in New England is here! Our region's renowned fall foliage season is starting in the northern states. It's spectacular! Columbus Day is the traditional peak of color, but really there's color until mid-November...and then Thanksgiving.

 

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Our beaches still attract some swimmers and lots of strollers, so they'll still be busy on warm weekends into late September, and it's still perfect weather for hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, boating, and eating lobsters.

But everyone is now looking forward to leaf-peeping (touring New England to enjoy its spectacular fall foliage). Guided tours, hotels and country inns, camping areas and other facilities will be very busy in late September through late October.

Likewise, for a traditional New England Thanksgiving, make your reservations now. The week of Thanksgiving is the busiest travel season of the entire year in the USA.

Touring New England

If you're coming to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine from a distance, whether you're traveling by car, bus, train, plane or ship for business or pleasure, culture, dining (lobsters!), or outdoor activities, here's where to go and what to do:

Massachusetts

Most populous state in New England (6.7 million), the Bay State also has many of the region's top places to visit: Boston, the cosmopolitan "capital" of New England; Lexington & Concord, cradle of the American Revolution and location of Thoreau's Walden Pond; Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower; the vacation destinations of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket; lobster dinners; art, music and dance in the Berkshire Hills. More...

Rhode Island

Small but beautiful, the Ocean State boasts historic, livable Providence with its universities, early American architecture and unique Waterfire pageant; the palatial Gilded Age mansions of Newport; charming Block Island; lots of lobsters and some of New England's best beaches. More...

Connecticut

Colonized in the 1620s, the Constitution State's beautiful Connecticut shoreline on Long Island Sound is crowded with fine old towns, historic Mystic Seaport, lobster shacks, vineyards and wineries. The capital city, Hartford, offers excellent museums. Connecticut's Litchfield County is quietly, beautifully rural, while the southeast rings to the Las Vegas-like sounds of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun gambling casinos. More...

Vermont

The aptly-named Green Mountain State is famed for its pure New England towns and villages, scenic drives, hiking and camping, winter skiing and snowboarding, maple syrup and artisanal cheeses, but it also has some fine art museums and cultural surprises such as Circus Smirkus, the world's only traveling big-top youth circus. More...

New Hampshire

The White Mountains, crowned by Mount Washington, highest point east of the Mississippi, are the Granite State's main feature, but New Hampshire also has Mount Monadnock, the most frequently-climbed mountain in the world; a short but busy seacoast; the cities of Manchester, Concord and historic Portsmouth; Dartmouth College; and grand Lake Winnipesaukee. More...

Maine

Largest in area of the six New England states, the Pine Tree State is famed for the lobsters harvested from its rugged, rocky 1000-mile (1609-km) coastline dotted with beautiful, historic seaside resort towns such as Ogunquit, the Kennebunks, Old Orchard Beach, the Yorks, Boothbay, Camden and many more; for the Gilded Age resort of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park; shopping at L. L. Bean and Kittery; Roosevelt-Campobello International Park; for some of the finest skiing in New England; and for the inland forest wilderness capped by Mount Katahdin, starting-point of the Appalachian Trail. More...

New England Outdoors

New England Outdoors covers all the best things to do: beaches, biking, birdwatching, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, whalewatching and windjamming. More...

Best Tours & Itineraries

Want some suggestions on how to spend your time and where to go in New England. Here are sample itineraries, and here's where to find the best guided tours.

Famous New Englanders

New England is what it is because of its people, from Massasoit to Paul Revere, from Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau to John F Kennedy, from P T Barnum to Louisa May Alcott and Emily Dickenson. You'll find reminders of them everywhere. More...

—Tom Brosnahan


Best Guided Tours

Where to Stay in NE

New England Highlights

New England Outdoors

Where to Go in NE

Best Times to Visit NE

Autumn in New England

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View from the summit of
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